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|Paynesville Press - February 19, 2003|
Dogs beat Cathedral to end losing streak
The Bulldogs boys' basketball team overcame a 9-0 deficit to the Crusaders of St. Cloud Cathedral on Friday night and ended their six-game losing streak with a 64-56 win.|
The Bulldogs led 18-13 after the first period, but the Crusaders scored 27 points in the second period to take a 40-39 lead at halftime.
But the Dogs' defense tightened in the second half, allowing only 16 points to the Crusaders, while the Dogs scored 25 points to win 64-56.
Paynesville had balanced scoring with five players scoring at least nine points. Senior Milan Virant led the team with 15 points. Junior Adam Kampsen added 14 points and ten rebounds. His brother Josh, a senior, also had a double-double, with 10 points and 14 boards.
Senior guard Josh Teicher scored six straight points in the second quarter against Albany, keeping the Dogs in the game. He led Paynesville with 12 points.Senior guards Josh Teicher and Kevin Mehr added ten and nine points respectively.
The Bulldogs made eight three-pointers as a team.
With the victory, the Bulldogs improved to 6-12 overall and 2-6 in the West Central Conference North.
This week, the Dogs played at Rockford on Tuesday night. They will play at LPGE on Friday night, and they will play at Melrose on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Albany 66, Paynesville 41
The Huskies led 10-9 after one quarter and scored the first eight points of the second quarter. Trailing 18-9, the Bulldogs got six straight points from senior guard Josh Teicher to get back within three points. Albany, though, outscored Paynesville 8-2 the rest of the half and 40-24 in the second half to earn a conference victory.
Teicher led the Dogs with 12 points.
EV-W 61, Paynesville 39
The Eagles led 30-26 at halftime but proceeded to build a 20-point lead by dominating the third period. The Bulldogs made five treys, but the Eagles made six and held the Dogs to 13 field goals.
Senior forward Milan Virant led the Dogs with 12 points.
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